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Bondmuseet James Bond Gunnar Schäfer Ian Fleming Nybro Sweden Lonon UK Jamaica Goldeneye Kalmar

11 Jul

Varför åka hit? Besök ­världens första James Bond-museum. Ägaren James Bond Gunnar Schäfer som numera har bytt namn till James Bond har gjort museet som en hyllning till den engelske agenten Ian Fleming. Här finns mycket att titta på, bland annat många föremål som använts i filmerna.

Öppettider: Vardagar 10-17, lunchstängt 13-14, lördagar 10-14.

Inträde: Vuxna 100 kronor, barn 50 kronor.

Hitta hit: Emmabodavägen 20 i Nybro.

Mer info: http://www.007museum.com

http://www.ostrasmaland.se/kultur-noje/bondmuseet/

3 June 2015 100 year celebration of James Bonds Gunnar Schäfer mother Inga Charlotta Schäfer

3 Jun James Bond 007 Museum Sweden Nybro

TODAY 3 June 2015 100 year celebration of James Bonds Gunnar Schäfer mother Inga Charlotta Schäfer
And 65 years since Mom married Dad John Schaefer
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH ME…

inga inga_johannes

http://www.007museum.com/inga.htm

The name’s Bond… James Bond. Scandinavian James Bond

21 Jan

Meet the Scandinavian James Bond

The name’s Bond… James Bond. Licensed to… operate a Bond museum above a car-parts shop in Nybro

Meet the Scandinavian James Bond

Text by Steve Vickers

The glamorous destination is a staple of the James Bond movie. But my quest for 007 has led me to the small Swedish city of Nybro, population 13,000, and to an auto shop on an industrial estate.

When I arrive, snowflakes still melting on my clothes, I enter to find the place deserted and silent. I decide to take a look around. On the left-hand side of the garage space are shelves stacked with regular car accessories: brake disks, replacement headlamps, plastic bottles of motor oil and the like. Over on the other side of the room, however, things get considerably more interesting – there are martini glasses, packs of playing cards, bottles of aftershave, books, posters and other items of merchandise, every little bit of it etched, emblazoned, stamped or printed with a 007TM logo. Engrossed in all the Bond paraphenalia, I’m startled when a figure appears at the back of the workshop, scaring the living daylights out of me.

It’s Bond.

I resist the urge to say I’ve been expecting him, and stretch out my hand in greeting. This is the man formerly known as Gunnar Schäfer, but following a successful change of name in 2007, now Gunnar Bond James Schäfer. To colleagues and locals, it’s plain Mr Bond, including at the neighbourhood pizzeria, where he convinced the owners to create a special 007 pizza.

The 56-year-old Swede actually makes a very passable, Timothy Daltonesque Bond – he’s slim and strong looking, with a chiselled jaw and sweptback hair – but this is obviously a dress-down day. Instead of the tuxedo, he’s wearing a black zip-up cardigan and plain black trousers, like something Bond might wear after an alpine ski session. Or a day spent doing odd jobs in a shop that sells car parts.

It’s not just a car-parts shop though – the space also doubles as Gunnar’s very own James Bond museum and gift shop. ”I thought we could start with a little video,” he says and leads me through to a 20-seat cinema. From the self-produced film that follows, it becomes clear that this Bond thing is more than just a hobby.

He drives a car with the number plate 007 JB. He named his house GoldenEye, after Bond author Ian Fleming’s Jamaican residence, and has the number 007 above the door. Confusingly, he actually lives at number ten.

Gunnar dates the start of his obsession to 1965, when his older brother took him to see his first Bond film. Its fruition didn’t come until almost 40 years later, when in 2003 he opened his museum.

The impressive collection runs to some 40,000 pieces and includes a pistol used in The Man with the Golden Gun, a 007 toilet with Bond silhouette in mosaic on the floor, and a bar area, where vodka martinis are served to Bond fans and non-fans alike, along with the opportunity to play blackjack in Gunnar’s mini Casino Royale.

Fittingly for a man with a front as a car-parts salesman, the best exhibits are the vehicles. As well as a racing-green Jaguar E-type made in 1962 – the same year Dr No was released – Gunnar owns the actual metallic blue BMW Z3 Pierce Brosnan drove for the filming of GoldenEye. This car, Gunnar says, is the single most expensive item in a collection he estimates to be worth between SEK5 and SEK10 million (€590,000-€1.18m).

As we chat, he opens up more about the reasons for wanting to be like Bond and his creator Ian Fleming, who he affectionately calls ”Papa Fleming”.

”When I was two years old, my dad went to Germany to find his relatives,” he explains. ”We never heard anything from him again. Interpol searched for him for 10 years before they declared him dead. I still don’t know what happened to him.

”I became fascinated with Fleming’s stories and started comparing Fleming with my dad. I don’t know what my dad experienced, but I could dream that Fleming’s stories matched with his.”

Although he’s never stopped searching for clues about the past, Gunnar has his sights set on the future. His website attracts millions of Bond fans every year and he’s hoping to take some of his exhibits on tour to other parts of the world.

He’s even going to start making more appearances as a lookalike. And, of course, he wants to collect more stuff. For a Bond obsessive like Gunnar, it seems the world is not enough.  www.007museum.com

James Bond lives where?

27 Okt

Meet the Scandinavian James Bond

The name’s Bond. James  Bond. Licensed to… operate a James  Bond 007 museum above a car-parts shop in Nybro.

Meet the Scandinavian James Bond

Text by Steve Vickers

The glamorous destination is a staple of the James Bond movie. But my quest for 007 has led me to the small Swedish city of Nybro, population 13,000, and to an auto shop on an industrial estate.

When I arrive, snowflakes still melting on my clothes, I enter to find the place deserted and silent. I decide to take a look around. On the left-hand side of the garage space are shelves stacked with regular car accessories: brake disks, replacement headlamps, plastic bottles of motor oil and the like. Over on the other side of the room, however, things get considerably more interesting – there are martini glasses, packs of playing cards, bottles of aftershave, books, posters and other items of merchandise, every little bit of it etched, emblazoned, stamped or printed with a 007TM logo. Engrossed in all the Bond paraphenalia, I’m startled when a figure appears at the back of the workshop, scaring the living daylights out of me.

It’s Bond.

I resist the urge to say I’ve been expecting him, and stretch out my hand in greeting. This is the man formerly known as Gunnar Schäfer, but following a successful change of name in 2007, now Gunnar Bond James Schäfer. To colleagues and locals, it’s plain Mr Bond, including at the neighbourhood pizzeria, where he convinced the owners to create a special 007 pizza.

The 56-year-old Swede actually makes a very passable, Timothy Daltonesque Bond – he’s slim and strong looking, with a chiselled jaw and sweptback hair – but this is obviously a dress-down day. Instead of the tuxedo, he’s wearing a black zip-up cardigan and plain black trousers, like something Bond might wear after an alpine ski session. Or a day spent doing odd jobs in a shop that sells car parts.

It’s not just a car-parts shop though – the space also doubles as Gunnar’s very own James Bond museum and gift shop. ”I thought we could start with a little video,” he says and leads me through to a 20-seat cinema. From the self-produced film that follows, it becomes clear that this Bond thing is more than just a hobby.

He drives a car with the number plate 007 JB. He named his house GoldenEye, after Bond author Ian Fleming’s Jamaican residence, and has the number 007 above the door. Confusingly, he actually lives at number ten.

Gunnar dates the start of his obsession to 1965, when his older brother took him to see his first Bond film. Its fruition didn’t come until almost 40 years later, when in 2003 he opened his museum.

The impressive collection runs to some 40,000 pieces and includes a pistol used in The Man with the Golden Gun, a 007 toilet with Bond silhouette in mosaic on the floor, and a bar area, where vodka martinis are served to Bond fans and non-fans alike, along with the opportunity to play blackjack in Gunnar’s mini Casino Royale.

Fittingly for a man with a front as a car-parts salesman, the best exhibits are the vehicles. As well as a racing-green Jaguar E-type made in 1962 – the same year Dr No was released – Gunnar owns the actual metallic blue BMW Z3 Pierce Brosnan drove for the filming of GoldenEye. This car, Gunnar says, is the single most expensive item in a collection he estimates to be worth between SEK5 and SEK10 million (€590,000-€1.18m).

As we chat, he opens up more about the reasons for wanting to be like Bond and his creator Ian Fleming, who he affectionately calls ”Papa Fleming”.

”When I was two years old, my dad went to Germany to find his relatives,” he explains. ”We never heard anything from him again. Interpol searched for him for 10 years before they declared him dead. I still don’t know what happened to him.

”I became fascinated with Fleming’s stories and started comparing Fleming with my dad. I don’t know what my dad experienced, but I could dream that Fleming’s stories matched with his.”

Although he’s never stopped searching for clues about the past, Gunnar has his sights set on the future. His website attracts millions of Bond fans every year and he’s hoping to take some of his exhibits on tour to other parts of the world.

He’s even going to start making more appearances as a lookalike. And, of course, he wants to collect more stuff. For a Bond obsessive like Gunnar, it seems the world is not enough.  www.007museum.com

Mixing the perfect martini James Bond Museum from Sweden.

29 Aug
.Mixing the perfect martini James bond  museum from Sweden.

.Mixing the perfect martini James bond museum from Sweden.

ian_fleming_relaxed vesper_gunnar_bond vodka_martini

Bond in New York 23/8-9/9 .Mixing the perfect martini James Bond  museum from Sweden.

To the left Mr James Bond  Gunnar Schäfer taking Ian Flemings James Bond’s world famous drink ”the Vesper”, better known as the vodka martini…

Served in champagne glass not Martini glass

The recipe given by Fleming is as follows:

  • 3 measures of Gordon’s gin
  • 1 measure of vodka
  • 1/2 a measure of Kina Lillet
  • Shake until ice cold and serve in a deep champagne goblet with a large thin slice of lemon peel

 

http://www.007museum.com/bond-fans-around-world.htm

James Bond celebrates 50 years on the canvas – Bollinger 002-007 – special special edition to the agent

10 Jul

Bollinger has been James Bond’s favorite champagne in nearly 40 years. This year is also 50 years since the world’s most famous agent James Bond, aka 007, appeared on the big screen the first time. To celebrate the Bollinger has developed the ”002 for 007”, a special edition dedicated to all Bond fans in the form of a bottle of Bollinger La Grande Année 2002, with a special Bond-label in a designed package. In order to obtain the coveted bottle out of the box, the code 007th James Bond’s weakness for champagne, few people have missed and now celebrating Bollinger agent’s 50 years on the film with a very special champagne in a very special package. In the Special Edition ”002-007” is the bottle in a package that resembles a silencer for a gun, all in the secret agent’s spirit. James Bond’s own codename, 007, is the code used to open the package for anyone who wants access to the bottle. – Bond has chosen to drink Bollinger in nearly 40 years, but this year will be the first time that Bollinger actually brings out a special label for the moment. The special edition is both smart and innovative and we believe that fans and collectors will be on the waiting list to get hold of a copy, says Kajsa Ekman, Product Bollinger Sweden, Arvid Nordquist HAB. 2002 decade top vintageThe champagne is Bollinger La Grande Année 2002, which ranks the decade’s finest vintages in the district. Bollinger La Grande Année 2002 contains 63 percent Pinot Noir and 37 percent Chardonnay, 82 percent comes from Grand Cru modes and 18 percent from the Premier cru-modes. The availability of Bollinger La Grand Année 2002 is very limited and there will also be a special edition to be. In Sweden, there will be 100 copies available in the order range from 1 October and will cost 1249 dollars. Cooperation between the Bollinger and Bond is the oldest in the film industry and it is not ruled by money. Instead it is founded in a deep friendship between champagne house Bollinger and family Broccoli, producer of the legendary films.

 

http://www.007museum.com/bollinger_002-007.htm

James Bonds favoritchampagne. Bollinger 002 till 007 – särskild specialutgåva till agenten 007

5 Jul

Bollinger 002 till 007 – särskild specialutgåva till agenten 007

 James Bond firar 50 år på duken

Bollinger har varit James Bonds favoritchampagne i nära 40 år. I år är det också 50 år sedan världens mest kände agent James Bond, alias 007, dök upp på vita duken första gången. För att fira det har Bollinger tagit fram ”002 for 007”, en specialutgåva till alla hängivna Bond-fans i form av en flaska Bollinger La Grande Année 2002, med särskild Bond-etikett i en designad förpackning. För att få fram den åtråvärda flaskan ur förpackningen används koden 007.

James Bonds svaghet för champagne är det få som har missat och nu firar Bollinger agentens 50 år på film med en mycket speciell champagne i en mycket speciell förpackning. I specialutgåvan ”002 till 007” ligger flaskan i en förpackning som påminner om en ljuddämpare till en pistol, helt i den hemlige agentens anda. James Bonds eget kodnamn, 007, är den kod som används för att öppna förpackningen för den som vill komma åt flaskan.

– Bond har valt att dricka Bollinger i nära 40 år, men i år blir första gången som Bollinger faktiskt tar fram en särskild etikett för tillfället. Specialutgåvan är både smart och innovativ och vi tror att fans och samlare kommer att stå på kö för att komma över ett exemplar, säger Kajsa Ekman, ansvarig för Bollinger i Sverige.

2002 decenniets bästa årgång

Champagnen är en Bollinger La Grande Année 2002, som räknas till decenniets förnämsta årgångar i distriktet. Bollinger La Grande Année 2002 innehåller 63 procent Pinot Noir och 37 procent Chardonnay, 82 procent kommer från Grand cru-lägen och 18 procent från Premier    cru-lägen.

Tillgången till Bollinger La Grand Année 2002 är mycket begränsad och det kommer också specialutgåvan att vara. I Sverige kommer det att finnas 100 exemplar tillgängliga i beställningssortimentet från den 1 oktober och den kommer att kosta 1249 kronor.

Samarbetet mellan Bollinger och Bond är det äldsta inom filmindustrin och det är inte styrt av pengar. I stället är det grundat i en djup vänskap mellan champagnehuset Bollinger och familjen Broccoli, som producerar de legendariska filmerna.

http://www.007museum.com/bollinger_002-007.htm